Two transgender women win seats in German parliament

Two German politicians from the Greens have made history by becoming the first transgender women to win parliamentary seats in Sunday’s national election. Tessa Ganserer and Nyke Slawik stood for the Greens party, which came third in the election, increasing its share of the vote to 14.8% from 8.9% in 2017 and is set toContinue reading “Two transgender women win seats in German parliament”

Same-sex marriage referendum approved by wide margin in Switzerland

Switzerland has become one of the last Western European countries to make same-sex marriage legal, Reuters reported. A nearly two-thirds majority, or 64 percent of the country, approved the measure in a referendum, which was conducted under the nation’s direct democracy, Reuters reported. The new legislation would legalize same-sex marriage and gives same-sex couples the rightContinue reading “Same-sex marriage referendum approved by wide margin in Switzerland”

Hungary ‘has no place in the EU anymore,’ Dutch leader says

Hungary “has no place” in the European Union after passing a controversial new bill banning LGBTQ content in schools, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Thursday. Earlier this month Hungary’s parliament passed legislation that bans all educational materials and programs for children which are considered to promote homosexuality, gender reassignment, and the concept of sexuality deviating fromContinue reading “Hungary ‘has no place in the EU anymore,’ Dutch leader says”

Hungary proposes banning the ‘promotion’ of homosexuality to children

Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party has proposed banning the “promotion” of sexuality of young people under a new law. The bill would also outlaw promoting sex change among minors, including in schools, films or books. The legal amendments were proposed by the conservative party of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Thursday, according to the parliament’s website.Continue reading “Hungary proposes banning the ‘promotion’ of homosexuality to children”

Poland to ban gays from adopting, even as single parents

People living in same-sex couples will be barred from adopting children in Poland even as single parents, under a new law from a nationalist ruling party which has made anti-gay policies a major part of its governing platform. Poland already bans same-sex couples from adopting children together. But some families were able to get aroundContinue reading “Poland to ban gays from adopting, even as single parents”

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